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CultureLab is here.

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Envision a time when arts organisations, working collaboratively, and without dependence on government or foundation funding, are able to gain the research-based insights they need to be relevant and responsive to their audiences and communities.  What if I told you that time was now. This is...

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Vote Now

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Voting is now open for the 2019 Drover Awards - see more on the Drovers page. You have until midnight (AEST) Friday 28th June to get your vote in....

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2019 Performing Arts Exchange program announced

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We are thrilled to announce the 2019 national Performing Arts Exchange line up filled with the best performing arts projects on offer. Pitching is just one part of PAX. PAX is the nation's premiere networking and development event. It brings artists, arts managers, programmers, presenters, and marketers...

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Drover Awards – Call for Eligible Productions

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  Is your touring production eligible for the 2019 Drover Awards?   The Drover Awards are presented at the annual PAC Australia conference - this year's conference REAP and our national Performing Arts Exchange will held be in Caloundra 26-29 August and the Drover's will be awarded during the...

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Shorten Labor Government to renew Creative Australia

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Labor to Rebuild the Arts Performing Arts Connections Australia congratulates the Labor Party on its arts and cultural policy announcement today to renew the 2013 cultural policy Creative Australia if elected. PAC Australia's Chair Helen O'Neil was at this afternoon’s policy launch at Melbourne's Esplanade Hotel and had...

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Registrations are now open

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Registrations are now open for PAC Australia's 2019 Performing Arts Exchange and Conference: REAP. Focusing on the fundamentals of audience development, PAC Australia's 33rd annual conference will provide you with the best ideas, tools, mechanisms, and information from around the globe to find more audiences, enable...

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Australia Council Recent Releases

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The Australia Council are seeking input on their Strategic Plan 2020-2024. Provide your perspective here. You can also check out their recently released Summary of Outcomes from their MPA Consultation here. We're encouraged to see two of the outcomes refer to touring, a major focus for PAC...

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Connecting with our members

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We sure do get around - over the course of the last couple of months we've traveled inter-state and overseas to see our PAC Australia family and listen to the industry at large. We presented and hosted a number of events to share with you...

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Our brief commentary on the Federal Budget

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Contemporary Music funding - excellent! A much needed and most welcome uplift of $30.9 million in new funding will amplify Australia's music industry. The Australian Music Industry Package is designed to bring more live music to Australian communities including an increase in tour funding ($500K per...

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